JAPANESE Embassy in Honiara has officially handed over the School Boys Dormitory project Laloato Community High School.
The school dormitory project is worth approximately SBD$500,000.
Speaking at the ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands his Excellency Kenichi Kimiya said the project is part of its ongoing assistance for the Grassroots and Human Security for the people of Solomon Islands.
He acknowledged the school head master, Ishmael Tabeti for his leadership in ensuring the final completion of the school project.
“I highly appreciate the strong leadership of Principal Mr Ishmael Tabeti and all of board members in handling this project properly from beginning to completion today. I ‘d also like to express my appreciation to contractors and parents for your hard work.
“I would like to also thank the supervisor of Grassroots Project Mr Peter Para who helped them to facilitate good implementation,” he added.
The school is situated South of Guadalcanal province.
He said now the project is all yours but please, remember that from now, you have started to assume a huge responsibility to take good care of these facilities.
“I hope that these facilities will be well maintained so that this project will benefit many generations of Laloato community and the surrounding villages and be remembered as a symbol of the friendship between the people of Japan and Solomon Islands for many years to come,” he said.
His Excellency, Kimiya said education is the essential of development and everyone of Laloato is eligible for receiving the opportunity of education.
“Under Japan’s Grassroots and Human Security Project Scheme, a school project is one of the priority areas to focus on basic human needs of the people of Solomon Islands.
“I am very pleased to say that Embassy of Japan is willing to continue our efforts in assistance for the education filed to see more happy faces in many places of Solomon Islands and to cultivate cordial relationship between Japan and Solomon Islands,” he added.